Monday Night Classes Winter/Spring 2021

Lara Schopp Adult-ministry, Bible Study, Connect, Women's Ministries

Re-membering Mary Magdalene

January 25, Feb 1, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Led by Rev. Tyler Heston

Throughout Christian history, the character of Mary Magdalene has been largely misunderstood, even confused with the story of a repentant prostitute in the Gospel of Luke. This misreading is especially ironic given she’s the first disciple to proclaim Christ’s resurrection and a key figure in the birth of the Jesus movement. Largely inspired by feminist readings, this two-week study will help us to re-member who Mary Magdalene might have been and to consider the implications for our faith today.

A Life Worth Living Course

February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 7:00 p.m. The winter session is full. Register for the spring session, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, HERE.

Led by Dr. Mike Graves

The phrase “the good life” has become cliché in our culture, usually indicated by prosperity. What does the good life actually look like? How do people decide for themselves? In this exciting launch of a new course, we will explore different approaches to these questions, focusing on three areas: self and others; pain and pleasure; and work and rest. This would be a great opportunity to invite people from outside of our congregation, even from outside of a Christian context.

Celebrating our Centennial

March 29, April 5, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

March 29 – “The Disciples of Christ in One Sentence” Dr. Newell Williams, Professor of Church History and President of Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, will present an overview of the historic beginnings and current status of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

April 5 – “Country Club Christian Church in One Century” Dr. Linna Place, a member of Country Club Christian Church and retired Professor of American Social and Cultural History at UMKC, will highlight the first 100 years of our church’s story.

Saints of Our Time

April 19, 26, and May 3, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Led by Dr. Mike Graves

The word “saint” conjures up all sorts of things for us moderns, golden halos painted around ancient heads, people like Saint Augustine, or more recently, Saint Teresa. In these interactive Zoom sessions, we will look at some more modern saints and what they have to teach us ordinary saints in our day: Barbara Brown Taylor, Frederick Buechner, and Mary Oliver.